Video-Shooting in Linz
To have a really good teaser, attract interest for the youth workshops during the OELV Easter Camp and reach a bigger community with the topic, the Austrian Atheltics project group for “Sport respects your rights” decided to produce a short video clip. The shooting took place during the National Indoor Championships with full support of the Federation’s leadership. For the main parts of the film they were able to recruit well-known personalities within the Austrian sports movement. Austrian Athletics Sportsdirector Hannes Gruber and the two current best athletes, Beate Schrott (100m hurdles, Olympic finalist, London 2012) and Andreas Vojta (1500m, Olympic participant, London 2012), talked about the project, the topic itself, the responsibility of coaches and the upcoming activities in spring and summer 2014.
Through the excellent job of Veronika and Paul, two of the Federation’s multipliers for this project, who led through the whole video and engaged several athletes for short statements during the shooting an excellent production was possible.
As scheduled the video of the Austrian Athletics Federation was presented in the opening session of the Easter Camp, April 12-18, in Schielleiten/Styria. Furthermore the video was published as the top-news of the Federation’s webpage and on the two Facebook pages of the Federation (ÖLV Youth and Austrian Athletics).
On January 30th -31st 2014 the club “100% Sport”, the Austrian plattform for expertise in the field of gender equality in sports, invited representatives of all Austrian Sport Federations to a seminar entitled “The violation of personal boundaires in sports”. The topic of sexual and gender harassment in sports, which had been addressed by “100% Sport” through a panel discussion in late 2013, found a continuation at this event. Through several expert speaches, group work settings and plenary sessions the participants, including representatives of Sportunion Österreich and the Austrian Athletics Federation, were able to exchange experiences and voice opinions and needs in this repect. A catalog of necessary next steps to prevent sexualised violence in the organised sport setting was brainstormed by the participants and conlcuded that action in this field is necessary and urgent!
The Austrian Athletic Federation, partner organisation of “Sport respects your rights”, started a series in its periodical online-magazine, which is published 6-8 times per year.
Starting in December 2013 there will be reports about the project or the topic of sexual and gender harassment and abuse in sports in every issue.
The magazine has more than 1.800 subscribers and over 15.000 downloads per issue all over Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The first two reports are already online. Please click on the links below (German Language):
Link to issue December 2013:
Link to issue January 2014: